Newtown native counters ugly reality with Tabernacle Choir beauty

by | Dec. 22, 2012

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Whenever something really ugly happens in the world, Ryan Murphy feels the best thing he can do is to counteract the ugliness with beauty.

That was never more true than last Friday, when Murphy, associate music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, first learned about the murder of little children at Sandy Hook Elementary School — the very school that he attended from kindergarten to second grade.

"I was sitting in the guest artist luncheon for Tom Brokaw (who performed with the choir during its recent series of Christmas concerts) when I found out," Murphy said from behind his desk in his office in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

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